- a republic in W South America. 404,388 sq. mi. (1,047,370 sq. km). Capitals: La Paz and Sucre.
- (often lowercase) a twill fabric made of cut pile with lines either in the warp direction or on the bias.
Examples from the Web for bolivia
In 2009, I was a young backpacker in Bolivia looking for adventure.
Its continued existence still sparks national debates on corruption, a broken correctional system and tourism in Bolivia.
And without Neymar, this Brazil team is no better than… Bolivia.World Cup 2014 Nail-Biter: Host Country Brazil Defeats Chile on Penalty Kicks
June 28, 2014
Castro was accompanied by only three other Heads-of-State: Nicaragua, Bolivia and Suriname.Castro Visit Causes Catastrophic Muttering in Caracas
March 6, 2014
After the war he escaped to Bolivia, from which he was eventually extradited to face trial in France in the mid-1980s.Week in Death: Earl Browning, the Moral Spy
November 10, 2013
No new slaves are to be made in Paraguay or Bolivia, except when necessary.
Dr. O'Grady, who was standing behind him whispered the word "Bolivia."General John Regan
George A. Birmingham
It is also capital that the whole of Bolivia will be described.More Letters of Charles Darwin
Increases may probably be expected also from new mines in Burma and from Bolivia.The Economic Aspect of Geology
C. K. Leith
The language in the treaty with Bolivia was particularly sweeping.Problems of Expansion
- an inland republic in central S America: original Aymará Indian population conquered by the Incas in the 13th century; colonized by Spain from 1538; became a republic in 1825; consists of low plains in the east, with ranges of the Andes rising to over 6400 m (21 000 ft) and the Altiplano, a plateau averaging 3900 m (13 000 ft) in the west; contains some of the world's highest inhabited regions; important producer of tin and other minerals. Official languages: Spanish, Quechua, and Aymara. Religion: Roman Catholic. Currency: boliviano. Capital: La Paz (administrative); Sucre (judicial). Pop: 10 461 053 (2013 est). Area: 1 098 580 sq km (424 260 sq miles)
Word Origin and History for bolivia
South American republic, founded 1825, named for Simon Bolivar (1783-1830), statesman and soldier.